Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Singapore Idol Top 13 : Syltra Lee

Syltra Lee, 18
12 June 1991

Performing :
"Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson

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Syltra :
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Random facts about Syltra :
  • She wears glasses (I was totally surprised by this one)
  • She has a chinese name and its Shu Xian, she was named after Ann Kok!
  • Apparently the alternative (as opposed to what is published in 8days) origin of her name could possibly have come from the fact that her mom liked 'Sylvester and Tweety bird' cartoons (hence the 'Syl')
  • Can eat anything a LOTS of it and not gain a pound! Tsk! High metabolism <-- jealous!
summerr thinks you'll love Syltra because :
I labelled her the 'dark horse' from the very first day I saw her. Back when no one noticed her, not even producers really, at the theatre auditions, I said 'watch that one' and they said 'really? the alanis sound-a-like?'

And now, everyone's like...'oooohhh Syltra's the dark horse!'

...tsk hello!....for the record, I would like to say....I TOLDJA SO!
From the final day of Theatre Auditions where she sang her own take on the Fugees' classic 'Killin' Me Softly', people have started to take notice. At her first roadshow, she sang Michael Jackson's 'I Want You Back' and delighted the crowd. At her first radio interview she sampled Corinne Bailey Rae's 'Put Your Records On' and even Dan & Young were like...whoaaaa...

Piano Show 1 came, and our lil Shuxian (hehehe) closed the show with a rousing, foot-stomping, hands-over-head-clapping rendition of KT Tunstall's 'Blackhorse And A Cherry Tree'.

I say, remove 'Dark Horse' and replace with 'Frontrunner' already.

Here's a vid of her by Iz, shot right after she got into the Top 13.

And here's a sample of 'Breakaway' (not the best sample, mind you it was impromptu, so excuse the funky ending).

And last but not least, a look back her Idol journey so far from her Piano Show performance.

Want to keep her a 'frontrunner'? Then vote vote vote to keep her in the competition. As many are pointing out, the girls are at a disadvantage this season ....

If you wanna know more about Syltra, check out the Top24 profile I did for her here.

xoxo, s.


  1. it's surprising syltra is out so fast. no offence but between her and malaque, i thought malaque would be out.. hmm..

  2. Syltra make up is done by media corp.

  3. aiyah, ppl always talk3, but lets see whther u can actually pull of what the idols did on stage or not...

  4. I am really sad that syltra is out. but suprised?? No. Most of the talented ones always out early in SI. (Maltida from SI2 and Jassica form SI1) were my favourites for those seasons. Now Syltra...:(

  5. Sadly mediacorp makeup did injustice to her.

  6. Hi summerr! Syltra 'Tried out for Idol Season 1 and didn't make it :P!' I don't think she did try out... Eheh if she did, I would know; I'm her sister! Plus in season 1, she was 14 or something(i know she was younger than 16 when taufik won). :O Edit, please? Thanks! and imo, youre doing a great job blogging. I can't help frequenting this blog (:

  7. Hi Shermin,
    Yes i Know who you are :) I follow your youtube channel :) You are such a great publicity machine for your sister - she must be so proud of you and love you very much!
    And sorry about the boo boo - can you believe I don't even remember typing that - i looked at it and wondered EH? how come i typed that leh? I dont ever recall her auditioning for season1 blur..thanks for pointing it out! I have been so busy the past few days havent looked at this blog properly ... :)

    thanks again and keep up the good word - do give your sis a big hug from me. miss seeing her at idol stuff :P

  8. Hey summerr! Thanks for the edit. Yknow, she talked about you a lot-she always had nice things to say about you everytime i asked about the people she worked with on spore idol. You have her respect, and i think she frequents your blog, still. I'll try and give her your hug, first I'll have to get life insurance; teenaged siblings rarely ever hug right? I don't want to get clawed trying to hug her LOL. :D